The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Continual Improvement
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.13% 4.21% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 4.65% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Median salary £33,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.66% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 147 86 146
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 91.88% 90.53% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 126 76 107
Median salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £29,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Preston

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Preston.

Salary trend for Continuous Improvement in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 7 (70.00%) HTML
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Web Development
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Scorecard
6 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) JSON
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) OpenEdge
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Manual Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (20.00%) QA Manual Tester
2 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Web Development
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
5 2 (20.00%) Scorecard
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP